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locations-unknownThis Friday evening, the Nesto Gallery opens its doors to a new exhibition by Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz.

In this recent collection of work, Locations Unknown II, Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz paints worlds shattered by violence. Beauty and horror intertwine in these pieces, as do disparate places and times. Our collective visual memory of deadly events, as we witnessed them via photos in the news, are the root of her images. Somehow out of the billowing smoke, torn metal and scattered household items emerges a transcendent landscape incredibly infused with hope. The second juxtaposition is the sense of elegance and grace that is torn from scraped plastery surfaces with exposed wire mesh.

The show, which opened with a reception on January 16, runs through February 27. The exhibit is free and open to the public weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Nesto Gallery is located on the lower level of Milton’s Art and Media Center.